Dan Marries

Broadcast News: How is it Different from Film and TV? -
09:00 am 10/15/2019
Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

While there are many shared skills between the Broadcast News, Film, and TV industries, there are many critical differences to be aware of as you launch and grow your career. Join this session to hear from industry experts in the Broadcast News industry to hear there tips, lesson-learned, and insights on this exciting industry.

Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. That is exactly how Dan Marries feels about working as the evening news anchor at KOLD News 13 where he’s been keeping Tucsonans informed since 1999. Dan got his start in television news in 1995 while he was still a junior at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. His internship lead to his first job in journalism as the morning anchor and noon weatherman. Further news jobs took him to Mankato, MN, Yuma and finally Tucson. It was also during college he spent four summers as a wildland firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management. Dan is the father of two boys: 19-year-old Kurtis and 3-year-old Dean. He’s the lucky husband of Jennifer who’s originally from Nassau, Bahamas. The were married in 2010 and love calling Tucson “home.” Dan is heavily involved in our community with Casas Adobes Optimist Club, Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, Love of Reading Week, Southern Arizona VA Medical Center, Tucson Veteran’s Day Parade, Tucson Rodeo Parade, BAG IT, Tucson Utility Contractors Association, United Way, Boys & Girls Club, Marana School Foundation and Tucson Police Officers Foundation. He has been recognized with numerous awards as a journalist, including two Emmys, one which came from a half-hour documentary he shot, wrote, and produced on one of his three trips to Vietnam with local veterans. He won a Communicator’s Award for a rodeo story on legendary Ty Murray, and Ty’s efforts to give retired bucking horses a place to live. He’s also been recognized several times by the Arizona Associated Press.